Ludogorets' Cosmin Moti Needs Police Escort Stadium, Levski Fan Falls Through Tunnel Trying To Attack Him
The big game between Levski Sofia and Ludogorets in the Bulgarian top flight brought about some absolute madness yesterday.
Visitors Ludogorets claimed a huge 2-0 win to move three points clear at the top of the table but the game was overshadowed by some crazy scenes in the stands.
For the second goal in the 80th minute, Romanian defender Cosmin Moti converted a penalty and then celebrated in front of Levski supporters, sparking riots amongst them.
Moti was given a second yellow for what the referee deemed to be an excessive celebration, with riot police entering the pitch to escort him down the tunnel after he'd been given his marching orders.
But the police protection could not anticipate the craziness that followed as one Levski fan jumped from the stands onto the tunnel and ultimately fell through trying to get at the 34-year old.
Watch until the end to see how a fan literally BREAKS the tunnel to get his revenge on Moti! Next level football madness! pic.twitter.com/XhFhbmedzA- Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) April 14, 2019
One Levski fan even tried to invade the pitch walking ON the stadium tunnel at the National Stadium in Sofia before the tunnel roof collapsed... pic.twitter.com/kzl4VdQ68C- mshumanov (@shumansko) April 14, 2019
Just complete and utter chaos!
You may remember Moti from his heroics in a Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest in 2014 when he went in net for a penalty shoot-out after his goalkeeper was sent off in the last minute of extra time.
Having coolly dispatched from 12 yards himself, he saved two spot-kicks to take his team to the Champions League group stage.